Dark circles under your eyes can make you look as if you’ve been up all night. Eliminating those shadows and eye bags will help you look as if you’ve had a good night’s sleep, every night.

It’s hard to feel refreshed when you don’t feel you look that way on the outside. Dark circles under the eyes and bags under the eyes can make a person look tired or older than their years.  Tear trough fillers could be the solution you are looking for.

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine, we perform tear trough treatments in the most natural way possible so that you can look rested and feel revitalised. Our tear trough treatments are one of the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments for people troubled by tired-looking eyes.

Read on for more information and we look forward to your visit.

Dr R.Targett

"Trust Your Face to a Doctor Trained in Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine"

Dr Targett is qualified in Primary Care Dermatology with a special interest in Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Medicine.

She is a natural results advocate, facial shaping artist, ambassador of elegance, leader in her field, and the mother of two children.


Who are Tear Trough Fillers Suitable For?

Tear Trough Fillers are suitable for anyone who has:

  • Sunken Eyes
  • Tear Trough
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Eye bags

Why do I Need Tear Trough Fillers?

Tired eyes, often referred to as Tear Troughs, are dark circles that are sometimes hollow in appearance that forms on the lower eyelids. In extreme cases, tear troughs can be identified as permanent eye bags. This can make a person look tired or unwell.

As the skin under the eye begins to thin, the muscle which is underneath become more prominent. Losing overall volume in this area is often a sign of ageing skin. The ageing process ensures that the skin loses its elasticity and that the eye socket recedes. Such changes can then see the tear trough move away from the face (pseudo-herniation of the infraorbital fat pads). Over time, bags will develop. This is an indication that the tissue is pushing the skin outwards.

For some, tear troughs occur as a result of lifestyle choices such as smoking, not drinking enough water and not obtaining enough sleep. Such a lifestyle can cause laxity in the skin and premature ageing. The skin around the eye area is incredibly delicate and is, therefore, vulnerable to sun damage. For this reason, it is crucial that a person protects the eyes with dark glasses when in the sun. Tear troughs can form in both men and women.

What is Tear Trough Treatment?

The area between your lower eyelid and upper cheek is known as your tear trough. As you get older, this changes in appearance; it becomes longer, deeper and more shadowed. Although this is a normal process as we age, it gives the impression of being tired and less vibrant.

Tear trough fillers rejuvenation is a specialised non-surgical aesthetic treatment performed using a natural product (term forbidden by TGA) injectable gel with built-in Lidocaine. This replaces lost volume and at the same time retains skin hydration. We may also suggest a treatment plan that includes strengthening the upper cheek to support the area as well as treating the tear trough itself for the best cosmetic result. Tear trough fillers are delivered with semi-permanent dermal fillers for a soft and natural correction.

The strength of the skin in this area is another factor to consider: you may be recommended a treatment to improve the quality of your skin.

What Does the Treatment Involve?

Prior to the treatment: Topical anaesthetic will be applied for 20-30 minutes prior to the treatment

The Procedure: After cleaning the area with antiseptic, the doctor will mark the treated area for precise treatment. Dermal filler is injected using a special blunt needle (cannula), which help prevent risks of puncture blood vessels that cause bruising, or risk of injecting into blood vessels, in small amounts and in precise locations into your skin so that there is total control over the procedure. The doctor will then massage the area for a smooth result. During the procedure, you are fully awake. You hold a mirror and are in complete control of the procedure’s results.

Post-treatment: You should avoid touching or applying make up on the treated area for 6 hours in order to prevent infection. Specific post-treatment instructions will be discussed with you by our Clinic Coordinator on the day of treatment

The results are immediate and last up to 12 months. As the results are relatively temporary, adjustments can be made as your face changes over time to ensure you always retain a natural look.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to correct scarring, wrinkles, and other depressions in the skin. They are often a kind of soft tissue designed in such a way that enables injection into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, artificial and natural categories, and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage.

Which type of dermal filler is used to treat around the eye area?

The most common dermal filler used for the facial area is Natural Product (term forbidden by TGA) and Teosyal Puresense Redensity II is the natural product (term forbidden by TGA) filler made specifically to treat around the eye area.

Natural Product (term forbidden by TGA) is one of nature’s most versatile and fascinating substances. It is found throughout the body as well as in most other living organisms. It has many functions, from giving the skin elasticity and providing our skin with volume, to giving it a youthful appearance. Restylane and Juvederm are sterile gels consisting of the non-animal, cross-linked, natural product (term forbidden by TGA) (HA) and are made in a laboratory. They contain no human or animal DNA and have the best safety profile of all the fillers currently on the market as it is the only type of filler that is reversible

What is the recovery time for tear trough fillers?

There is very little to no down-time involved in the procedure. In fact, most patients return to their normal, daily activities right after their visit. There is always the risk of some slight swelling or bruising with dermal fillers, but these post-treatment effects if experienced, will only last for a few days.

How long do tear trough fillers last?

The result generally lasts an average of up to 12 months.
A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. Our treatment provides a long-lasting but not permanent result leaving you the option of refining your treatment in tune with changing taste and fashion

What are the advantages of this procedure over surgery?

We will assess every patient thoroughly before deciding whether they are suitable for this non-surgical procedure. Many patients who previously thought that their only alternative was surgery, are pleasantly surprised when they are told that this quick and simple procedure can solve their problem.

The advantages of avoiding surgery are many:

  • No surgical scarring
  • No General anaesthesia
  • No hospital overnight stays. This really is a daytime procedure, and the patient can usually get on with their normal daily routine straight away.
  • No time off work.
  • In many cases better and more natural results than with the surgical alternative

Are there any side effects?

Some injection-related side-effects can occur including redness, swelling and bruising but none of these are usually very significant and will resolve in a matter of days. The most common side effect is bruising, which can be easily covered with makeup

Is it safe?

Since the manufacturer Q-MED (now Galderma), launched Restylane in 1996, it is estimated that over 9 million treatments in over 70 countries have been carried out worldwide. Restylane and Perlane, which are used in this procedure, are a biocompatible and biodegradable product which means that it is not harmful to the body and is broken down and removed from the body naturally.

The natural product (term forbidden by TGA) fillers come in the form of a sterile gel produced in the laboratory. The advantages of these modern fillers include that they are non-permanent, unlike the surgical alternative.

Does it hurt?

The area treated is not very sensitive and pain in most patients is minimal, so much so that we usually do not use any analgesia at all for this procedure.

What if I don't like it?

The beauty of dermal fillers is that they are all completely reversible. This means that if you have an adverse reaction or simply aren’t happy with your result, you can get it reversed by your clinician within a matter of hours using the reversal agent, Hyalase.

Can anyone reverse my fillers?

This is where things get a little more complicated. Only trained medical professionals such as doctors, dentists, and nurses can administer Hyalase because it is a prescription-only drug. This means that it is incredibly important to choose your clinician carefully. Technically anyone can administer dermal fillers as they aren’t yet regulated however, whether they should is another matter and is a cause of fierce debate within the aesthetics industry.

Most clinicians will agree that the safety of their client is the most important consideration when offering dermal filler treatments, but many people within the industry argue that it is impossible to ensure a client’s safety without having the tools or skills available to do so.

Choosing a medical professional for your treatment means that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong or you suffer a reaction, you are protected by the fact that you are being treated by a highly trained professional who is equipped and qualified to deal with an emergency situation safely.

Unfortunately, a beauty therapist would not be able to reverse a treatment and is not qualified to deal with an emergency such as anaphylaxis or necrosis, which is why you should always choose a medical professional for your treatment.

Price of  

Teartrough FillersFrom $650

Before and After Having Tear Trough Fillers

Disclaimer – Individual results vary.




After Procedure

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Dr Targett will be away on annual leave from 24th Dec 2019 until 17th Jan 2020.  When she returns, she will be available at Unit 58, 41-47 Melbourne Street at the following times;

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